The Philadelphia Eagles need for Slay to be everything we think he is.
There’s no doubt that he’s ready for it and willing to accept the challenge. He’s said that he is on multiple occasions, but for Darius Slay, one of the Eagles’ prized acquisitions from the most recent offseason, there is pressure on him to play well.
There are quite a few reasons for that. One, he comes to the “Birds” with a successful track record and Philly’s banking on the fact that his success will continue into 2020. Second, Philadelphia has had a need at the position for what seems like forever. Third, you have to bring up the money.
After trading a third-round and fifth-round selection in the 2020 NFL Draft to the Detroit Lions to acquire his services, Philly went a step further and signed Slay to a three-year deal worth $50 million that includes $30 million in guaranteed money.
If we all were to analyze this emotionally, we could say that anything Slay does would be an upgrade from what Philly got from Ronald Darby in 2019, but much is expected from the man who will wear the number 24 in honor of NBA Hall of Famer and Eagles superfan Kobe Bryant.
If you’re an Eagles fan, pray that Slay doesn’t get hurt because if that happens, you might be looking at Sidney Jones and Avonte Maddox starting on the outside at cornerback. That won’t instill confidence in any Eagles fan.